Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the toilet. he spent 32 years inside the los angeles district attorney's office. >> and he prosecuted dozens of death penalty cases. >> we did, and not just prosecuted them, but convicted most of them. he's since changed his mind about giving felons the ultimate punishment and death penalty cases are too expensive and knows from personal experience, there is a lot of room for error. killing people is a huge responsibility and the criminal justice system isn't always perfect. >> it's not, unfortunately. we're dealing with human beings, so there's fallibility. >> and he's supporting prop 34 which would eliminate the death penalty in california. opponents say he's advocating letting hundreds of killers and rapists off the hook. >> these people are literally the worst of the worst. >> mcgreggor scott a former u.s. attorney and spokesman for the no on 34 campaign. he says californians shouldn't have to pay for the extra incarceration of life in prison. >> the taxpayers will be housing and providing medical care for these worst of the worst inmates. >> the critics are asking why you would pay any
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
died in 2010. william lajeunesse with the news live tonight in los angeles. william? >> bill, naco is a small, quiet border town until the sun goes down. for years it was the single busiest spot on the border and today it remain has major drug highway. early this morning, around 2:00 o'clock in the morning, three agents responded when a sensor or typically go off in a given area suggesting a line of illegals or smugglers were coming up a canyon. when agents arrived, gunmen opened fire, an apparent ambush. was was air lifted to tucson medical center in stable condition. another was patrolling on horseback, he was killed. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was born and raised in utah, joined the border patrol four years ago. he leaves behind a wife and two daughters. >> it's been a long day for us, but it's been longer for no one more than a wife whose husband is not coming home. >> the naco station covers about 1200 square miles, including 32 miles of arizona-mexican border. the fear is that the suspects reportedly up to four, made it across the border before this dragnet got fully underway.
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
thief leading the police on a high-speed chase through los angeles. did you see this? the dramatic way that it ended. we'll be right back. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. phrap bill: this morning a grim milestone to be marked for u.s. forces in afghanistan after a weekend, a firefight and suicide blasts pushed the death toll for american civilians and military personnel over the 2,000 mark, and kill a total of at least 16 people over the course of 48 hours. in a moment we'll get live to colonel oliver north with some folks who have sacrificed in that war in afghanistan and hear his observations about how things are going there. if you listen to a lot of folks talk it has taken a turn there. martha: we are working on that, we'll get that up as soon as we can. in the meantime the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now saying that he is outraged by the rise in attacks on u.s. service members by their afghan allies in america's longest war. here is u.s. general john allen. >> can you explain why the s